Golfers Give Back

While many Westport students are on spring break, Staples High School athletes remain in town. They’re practicing and playing.

The Wrecker girls and boys golf team made the most of their week — and gorgeous weather — yesterday. They hosted young golfers from Bridgeport’s Sheehan and McGivney Centers.

The Stapleites introduced their guests at Longshore to the game of golf, with a fun clinic. They also gave them equipment, which had been donated through Golf to Give.

The organization is the brainchild of Sophie Carozza, a Staples junior on coach Patty Kondub’s team.

There were smiles all around yesterday, as Staples’ girls and boys golf teams hosted Bridgeport youngsters at Longshore.

Golf to Give plans more events — and they’re still collecting donations of clubs, balls, shoes, etc. They’ll even pick up at your house! Click here, or email for more information.

Sophie Carozza, with some of her first donations.

6 responses to “Golfers Give Back

  1. Caryl Beatus


  2. Caryl Beatus


  3. Joyce Barnhart

    I don’t want to rain on anybody’s parade, but how are inner city kids going to afford greens fees? The equipment needs might be met with donations, but even then, aren’t clubs supposed to be particular sizes? Couldn’t that get expensive? Kids can hone their talents for baseball with just a stick and a ball, for tennis with a racket and a ball, and soccer and basketball need only the balls (and a hoop). I don’t play golf, but don’t you need quite a bit of money to play it?

  4. What a great thing to do, pay it forward and teach other children the game of golf. Hat’s off to the coaches & students who remind us an extension of kindness to another is never wasted.
    Well done!

  5. Mary Surette

    Joyce Barnhart – I don’t think you meant to come across as offensive as you did. Maybe you just don’5 know a lot about sports, sports marketing, pay it forward or giving back. “A stick and a ball.” Really? Yes, golf is expensive but there are programs to support the inner city kids learning non inner city sports. Golf 2 Give is just one if them.

    • Joyce Barnhart

      Sorry you took offense, Mary. None was intended. That’s why I opened with the rain remark. I am still unconvinced that golf is easily accessible for city kids. A stick and a ball. that is, a broom handle and a “Spaldeen”, are a lot less expensive than a even one golf club.